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L.A. Marathon: Thousands evaluated for hypothermia

March 20, 2011 |  4:58 pm

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Thousands of runners at the Los Angeles Marathon have been evaluated for hypothermia and 25 have been transported to local hospitals, according to Santa Monica fire Capt. Judah Mitchell.

"Most of them sat and recovered on their own," Mitchell said.

At 4:40 p.m., he said around 70% of runners have completed the 26.2-mile race from Dodger Stadium to Ocean Avenue and California Avenue in Santa Monica. There were 23,542 entrants, 9.6% less than last year. The number of people who showed up to run, though, has not yet been released.

The runners battled torrential rains and shin-deep puddles. About 1.72 inches of rain have fallen in Santa Monica and downtown while two inches of rain have fallen in Beverly Hills.

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Photo: Runners make their way through wet and windy conditions along Hollywood Boulevard during the L.A. Marathon on Sunday. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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